DC Dog Sitter

Company Description

DC Dog Sitter is a leading provider of professional pet care services in the DC Metro area. Focused on disrupting the status quo and bringing a higher level of care and interaction, we believe in being outside, getting fresh air, swimming, PFA’s (Pet-Friendly AdventuresTM), running, playing, and doing hikes. DC Dog Sitter is redefining the pet care industry providing a hands-on, highly interactive, and engaging service that caters to each pet’s unique personality and temperament.

DC Dog Sitter has been named by Washingtonian as “Top Pet Professionals + Adventures” in the DC Metro Area. Our level of service and team of pet professionals rank among the best in the DMV. Our people possess the perfect combination of professionalism, compassion, and attention to detail. Our overall mission is to enrich the lives of our furry companions by providing care for all stages. Our determination shows through in everything we do from hiring the best, most qualified people, to creating a dynamic work environment where ongoing educational opportunities to further enhance the level of pet care are a top priority.

What makes us special…

Washington, DC is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the nation. Additionally, you are in the hub of activity. Close to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and all of the employment, cultural, and entertainment benefits that DC provides. With this in mind, DC Dog Sitter caters to the needs of busy pet parents with demanding careers and lifestyles who desire the very best care and companionship for their furry companions.

Benefits include a base plus commission, earned paid time off, and much more!

DC Dog Sitter is a member of the nation’s leading nonprofit organization of professional pet care services, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). Additionally, DC Dog Sitter has been awarded best dog walkers and top pet professionals + adventures. Join our mission to Elevate The Care!

Job Description

Job Summary

The Professional Pet Care Associate – Overnight Pet Sitter is responsible for providing effective dog walks, adventures (as needed), and ensuring pets are lovingly cared for. Reports to Administration through General Manager.

The Professional Pet Care Associate – Overnight Pet Sitter assumes an active role in delivering excellent pet care services. Reliability and the ability to get from assignment to assignment on time and manage tight schedules are a must. She/he is responsible for meeting defined goals and expectations, complying with DCDS policies and procedures, playing a supportive role to the team, and having a great time with each furry friend and assignment.

Professional Pet Care Associate – Overnight Pet Sitter

Washington, DC, United States


SCHEDULE: Part-time

SHIFT: Various nights – Sunday to Saturday, 6 pm to 9 am (Dinner to Breakfast) | Overnight


Professional Pet Care Associate – Overnight Pet Sitter

Part-Time Overnights, Sunday to Saturday, 6 pm to 9 am (Dinner to Breakfast) | Overnight

DC Dog Sitter – Various locations throughout the DMV

Washington, DC



  • Bachelor’s Degree is Preferred

  • Be 21 years or older

  • One to Three Years of Experience in the pet professional field

  • License/Certification (Specify) or ability to complete our Certification Program (paid by DCDS)

  • Be able to pass CPR and first aid certification classes (provided by DCDS)

  • Maintain ongoing CEU’s (provided by DCDS)

  • Available during core work hours of 10 am to 4 pm

  • Be available some holidays and weekends

  • Have reliable transportation and insurance (vehicle, bike, moped, vespa)

  • Possess great communication skills and understand the importance of complete and grammatically correct sentences and timely responses

  • Must love dogs and cats!

  • Understand that taking care of animals is more than a job. It is a serious commitment and must be treated as such

  • Have animal handling experience. 

  • Comfortable with all types, sizes, and breeds of dogs

  • Be comfortable with feline friends

  • Have excellent references

  • Ability to follow instructions and meet a demanding schedule

  • Have the physical ability to walk dogs and play with them

  • Have your own mobile/smartphone with the ability to text, email, and send photos

  • Be comfortable working outside in the rain, snow, and high and low temperatures

  • Live in close proximity to the service area or be willing to commute

Location: DC Dog Sitter – Washington, DC


Category: Professional Pet Care Associate – Overnight Pet Sitter

Contract: Part-time

Shift: Various Overnights, Sunday to Saturday, 6 pm to 9 am (Dinner to Breakfast)

Job Class: Regular

Additional Information

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